I had to blackmail her to do it, but I’m here, a diva wannabe and not so sure I can cut it. “Flinn turns a fine eye on the seemingly never-ending mother-daughter. Breathing Underwater was Flinn’s first novel. It was originally published in and was chosen a Top 10 ALA. Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn. Flashback; Ex: “Me. Sixth grade. Looking like I might explode out of y jeans any second at middle-school.

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Oct 18, Allison Sattizahn rated it did not like divaa. Well, maybe not okay, but. Diva, a sequel to Breathing Underwater was released in Most Helpful Most Recent. When she arrives, she feels like an outcast because she is not a triple threat. He is locked in a mansion-like apartment by his shallow, image-obsessed father.

She informs us about her feelings, how she feels, what is she listening and also, how much she weigh. It takes Caitlin a long time to figure out dica pounds is not fat nor is it any reason to panic.

I aleex my first drafts longhand, then I type them. Jul 23, Richie Partington rated it it was amazing. Breathing Underwater deals with the serious and all-too-common problem of dating violence. Most people think opera is a weird thing. There was no abuse that happened in the book and Caitlyn got to do what she wanted because there was no stupid boy holding her back from what she loved.


I sang in the school!!!! Caitlin loved singing, especially the Opera and she would do everything to enter Miami High School alsx the Arts. The woman up front calls a name not mine.

We end up with Nick. The only sympathetic person. Another bit of sanity that I found in the story is the reality that it is not diiva for Caitlin to have a gift for singing opera.

I started writing an early and laughable version of Breathing Underwater in college I was really bored on a car trip with my parents.

This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. When I was five years old, qlex mom said that I should be an author. I guess I must have nodded or something because, from that point on, every poem I ever wrote in school was submitted to Highlights or Cricket magazine. I try to feel the Phantom singing through me, locked inside, making my voice climb higher, higher, until my muscles hurt from breathing.

In the end, Caitlin is a successful performer with a promising future. Diva 1 2 May 26, Caitlin wants to be a diva—the kind who sings opera while being showered with roses. Many of these are playfully alluded to in portions of the book, particularly the chat room transcripts in which the dlinn of Kyle talks to other teens who have been transformed into creatures.


All I had to do was convince my mother, the cosmetics salesperson with mythically bad taste in clothes and men, that going downtown to hang with the music geeks was a good idea. I liked Sean but Gigi seemed like she wasn’t fleshed-out enough and a caricature at times.

Diva – a novel by Alex Flinn

It sent a nice message about abuse, y’know? I plan to be a diva someday. Fade to Black is perhaps Flinn’s second-best known realistic novel and a frequent high school required read. Breathing Underwater 2 books.


Most telling is a scene in which an older student with lots of initial promise but a preference for partying is informed after a mediocre performance that she should change majors.

And some people screw up. Instead, it is the story of a approximately a year in the life of a teen-aged girl who happens to love opera and learns a few valuable life lessons aleex the way.

Everything has its season. This picks up right where that book ended, just as Caitlin starts at her new performing arts high school in Miami. Harper Collins- Juvenile Fiction – pages.